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Old 08-18-2019, 05:52 PM
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Well, here's a 'vote', in a way, to bring back the GT.

This auction closed earlier today for an early Estes Gemin-Titan kit for $405. Auction listing I'm pretty sure by Matt Steele.

Here's a link to the ebay listing:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Estes-K-21...353.m1438.l2649

About a year or so ago I got really lucky and came across an early 70s version on ebay, open, but mint, for $50. Don't get lucky like that too very often.


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Old 08-18-2019, 06:59 PM
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New parts coming out soon by Boyce Aerospace for the BT80 and 3.9” size titans.
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:53 PM
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[...]

This auction closed earlier today for an early Estes Gemin-Titan kit for $405. Auction listing I'm pretty sure by Matt Steele.

[...]

Earl


I’m happy for Matt. BUT...

I am reminded of comments I saw “somewhere”:

“It is ONLY worth that to a FOOL with more $$ than BRAINS.”

But about the K-21 ... “One of few kits actually worth $350.”

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Old 08-19-2019, 07:53 AM
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I’m happy for Matt. BUT...

I am reminded of comments I saw “somewhere”:

“It is ONLY worth that to a FOOL with more $$ than BRAINS.”

But about the K-21 ... “One of few kits actually worth $350.”


Unless it's changed, Matt's sales are funding competition teams. It's a little easier to overpay when you know it's going to "charity".
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:39 PM
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Agreed, bring back the K-21 Gemini Titan - 3. I was fortunate to get the PDRocketry version when they still had it. A great builders model. Only thing I'd suggest Estes do (if they brought it back) is to include a one piece clear slip on fins as that's the usual sticking point many modelers have in regards to deciding to build and fly such a model.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:07 AM
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If Estes bring back the Gemini Titan I would be shocked if were anything like the K-21. Most likely the same as or similar to the Titan 2 release.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:58 AM
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The Estes Titan 2 and the Gemini Titan that followed in the mid/late 80's were plastic TOTAL TURDS.
Don't even offer it if it's not a real BUILDER'S kit.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:17 PM
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Unless it's changed, Matt's sales are funding competition teams. It's a little easier to overpay when you know it's going to "charity".


I agree completely with the idea of donating (or bidding higher than normal) for a cause.
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